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Happy at Home in Kissing Tree

December 21, 2021
Two women laughing and socializing at Kissing Tree in San Marcos, TX

At Brookfield Residential, our success is grounded in one thing – giving people the best place to call home. While we know we create great communities, we also know that the best part of them is the people who live there. That’s why we love when you love where you live and want to share how much you love your home. The amenities, home designs, and location are all amazing at Kissing Tree in San Marcos, TX, but the cherry on top is the people who live there. Our residents find fun new ways to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary each and every day.

Check out what our homeowners had to say about all the things they love at Kissing Tree:

1. Come mix it up with us

The Mix is where it all comes together. Plan your day to the “tee” or make it up as you go at this all-encompassing lifestyle hub. You never know what fun you’ll stumble upon at this 20-acre, Texas-sized mix of amenities. Grab a coffee or cocktail with friends and let out your true unfiltered self at the social hub, Independence Hall, before heading off to more than 100 monthly activities coordinated by the onsite Lifestyle Director.

Homeowner Linda New on the porch of her home in Kissing Tree by Brookfield Residential in San Marcos, TX

“When you drive in, it’s just awesome! It’s like Disneyland for adults. They have all this great music playing and it’s just beautiful. I knew I wanted to be in a place where there were active adults, and it’s fun here.” – Linda New

“I’m excited about the heightened social life! I can’t wait to play cards with people, go to the biergarten, go swimming, the whole gamut! I just want to have fun.” – Peggy Pajak

2. Location, location, location

Named one of Forbes’ 25 Best Places to Retire three years in a row, San Marcos is the perfect place for living life on your own terms. There are cool rivers to float and fish, clear lakes for boating, amazing scenery and wildlife, and winding backcountry roads for exploring. Add in college sports and live music venues from Austin to Gruene Hall. And don’t even get us started on the barbecue.

“It’s easy to get to, everything is close by, and there are things going on and pools – it has everything!” – Linda New

“There’s just such an energy in San Marcos. We love San Marcos and Kissing Tree is just a plus to go along with it, it really is.” – The Bounds

3. Thoughtfully designed homes

Kissing Tree offers three distinct ways to live in this Distinctly Texan 55+ community. Traditional Homes allow you to design the home of your dreams with your choice of 10 floor plans with the home site of your choice throughout the Hill Country neighborhoods. Cottages, designed with efficiency, make living easy with included lawn care and the choice of floor plans in three of our beautiful neighborhoods. Villas are designed for your forever stay-cation, with low maintenance living and the closest proximity to the sprawling amenity campus.

Homeowners Jeannine Russo and Peggy Pajak in Kissing Tree by Brookfield Residential in San Marcos, TX

“I have the Seawall [in the Villas]. I just liked the openness of it and the high ceilings in the living room. And it has a huge kitchen. This was exactly what I was looking for.” – Linda New

“We bought [a Villa] sight unseen! We had seen the larger homes and we know how good the workmanship is at Kissing Tree.” – Peggy Pajak

“With the Villas, we liked that they are relatively close [to the amenities], and all of the lawn care is taken care of.” – Jeannine Russo

4. Where good neighbors become great friends

We had the opportunity to connect with some of our homeowners to hear their story and what they love about Kissing Tree. Check out the videos or read their stories below:

“Just meeting the people here, even though we don’t have a history with them, we have a present and future with these people and they have become some of our best friends, if not family!”

“It makes for a very happy community”

“It’s almost like – you know when you were a little kid and Billy would come and knock on the door to see if you could come out and play? It’s like every day, somebody says, “Can you come out?” And it’s like, “No, we did that last night!” It’s constant but that’s what we love.” - The Bounds

“We thought we had a great life before Kissing Tree, even though we’ve only been retired a few years, but Kissing Tree has allowed us to retire together. When we were working it was “Good morning” and “Good night” pretty much, but now we play golf together, we play bocce ball together, pickleball, we are just able to do fun things without having to travel.” - Cathy

“We don’t just play bocce ball, we were in the quarter finals of the bocce ball tournament [Cathy interjects: “Don’t brag!”] because of Cathy’s bocce ball abilities, she did a good job! It’s not bragging, that’s a fact!” - Larry

It’s really great to be able to continue playing together in retirement. We don’t have to go to a resort or a destination, although we do like to travel, we can stay right here and just do things together that are fun. - Cathy

We know it’s the right spot because when we do travel, we’re always anxious to get back here. Even more than what they’ve created here, it wouldn’t be any fun at all if there weren’t all the people that we’re now friends with.” – Larry

“We have made more friends in the last year at Kissing Tree than we’ve made in a lifetime.” “Everybody seems to want to make friends here, get to know each other, have fun together, and connect. That’s just a wonderful thing and Kissing Tree has given us the amenities to be able to do that.” - Cathy

“We’ve all gotten to that point in our life where we’ve done lots of stuff and now what we can do is just have fun!” – Larry and Cathy Anderson

Homeowners Larry & Cathy Anderson in Kissing Tree by Brookfield Residential in San Marcos, TX

Life is better with friends next door

Creating community as at the heart of our business. When you choose a home in Kissing Tree by Brookfield Residential, you’re getting more than four walls and roof – you become part of a neighborhood that will shape your life for years to come.

“You need to come see it for yourself. It’s got beautiful landscaping and everyone is so friendly and open to meeting people. There are so many different types of homes to choose from, and it’s right between Austin and San Antonio so it’s close to everything! Why wouldn’t you?! It’s a beautiful place!” – Linda New

The best way to experience Kissing Tree is to be here. Come visit our team to learn more. We’ll be expecting you!

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